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Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

Victory goes to Nikitina, World Champion Hermann second overall ahead of Kimberley Bos

Innsbruck (RWH) Skeleton athlete Janine Flock from Austria secured the overall victory in BMW IBSF World Cup for the second time after 2015 at the final of the 2020/2021 season. In Innsbruck (AUT), Janine Flock finished second and thus stood on the podium in all eight races of the season.

The victory in Innsbruck went to European Champion Elena Nikitina (RUS) with a lead of 0.39 seconds.

Kimberley Bos from the Netherlands (0.64 seconds behind) finished the season in third place and her fifth podium finish in the 2020/2021 BMW IBSF World Cup. So the 27-year-old is the first skeleton athlete from the Netherlands to secure one of the crystal globe trophies for the best athletes in the World Cup: Kimberley Bos overtook defending champion Jacqueline Lölling (GER) in the final and finished third overall with a ten-point lead.

Valentina Margaglio from Italy, third at the Mixed Team World Championships 2020, celebrated her best result in the BMW IBSF World Cup so far in fourth place. The Italian missed the podium by just five hundredths of a second.

Brogan Crowley, overall Europe Cup winner in 2018, finished fifth in Innsbruck, the best World Cup result so far for the 26-year-old.

In the overall BMW IBSF World Cup ranking, Janine Flock won with 1695 points ahead of World Champion Tina Hermann (GER, 1515), who finished sixth in Innsbruck. Kimberley Bos (NED) came third with 1326 points.

For more detailed information including athlete profiles and World Cup results please visit ibsf.org. Photos for editorial use can be found at Flickr. ©RWH2021

Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

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